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Jul 11, 2007

Lists (19)

Agency Level Models I'd Love to Shoot Fashion With

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Artists with a Business Plan

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Ask me why this port is perfect

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Best Models on Earth IMO :-)

14 Photos


9 Photos

Cool Lighting

1 Photos

Creative and Demure

4 Photos

Creative People With Great Lists Too

13 Photos

Distant models I admire

15 Photos

Images to Understand Soon

50 Photos

Inspirational Ideas

30 Photos

John's special list

35 Photos

Local Models I'd Love to Work With

12 Photos

Models I'd Love to Work With

44 Photos

Photographers and Artists I Admire

62 Photos

RiverGrizzly's list of killer photos

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Should Plan a Shoot With

10 Photos

S List

51 Photos

V's List

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About Me

RiverGrizzly LLC is a creative partnership managed by John Rako. We do video and photo work, primarily related to adventure sports, instruction and industrial/commercial work but for other markets also, including fashion and glamour.

We have associates skilled in high-end photo and video work, filmmaking, photo re-touching, video editing, graphic arts and marketing.

To see our latest production go here:

We are particularly interested in developing working relationships with local models, MUAs, hair and wardrobe stylists and others. We are interested in fashion editorial and runway as well as glamour skills. So if you want to be on our contact list of go-to people, please contact John here.

But RiverGrizzly is also interested in helping actors and models develop more extensive portfolios and demo reels. Don't hesitate to contact us about your portfolio or about photo or video projects. John travels throughout NJ, PA and DE and can come to you for your project.

We try to do trade shoots on a regular basis. But trade or TF* shoots will be more limited and selective for a while because we recently won a bid for a major project that will take up the majority of our efforts. That doesn't mean you shouldn't contact us. We like to meet new people and want to stay in touch with those friends we've worked with in the past.

We have more than one opportunity for models interested in a body painting project and body painters we work with and who would like to work with you too. Contact us for more information if that appeals to you.

Additionally, we are still looking to test for a couple of related extreme/adventure sports projects. So send a message here if you would like to be involved.

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"John is such a talented photographer and a kind, considerate, and humble person who is passionate about his work. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. I am very impressed with the high quality images he produced from the shoot. If you are lucky to have an opportunity to work with him, take it!" Read less

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"John is very sweet and definitely looks to get a good shot. He enjoys doing a lot of behind the scenes work as well. Very good at communicating and helping to keep the shoot going." Read less

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Credit Notes

Fashion Week, NYC, Sept 9-10, 2007
Li Cari fashions
Hunterdon County Democrat Newspaper
Basking Ridge, NJ YMCA Teen Center photo and video shoot
CrossRoads Studio promotional shoot
Captains and Paddlers day NYC for US Coast Guard
Fashon Week NYC, 2008
"House of Jazmin" MTV reality series
Northeast Canoe and Kayak Symposium 2008
Mayor's Cup Race NYC 2008
Astrid Fall Line shoot Jan '09
Garden State Film Festival '09
Mayor's Cup Race NYC 2009 photo and video
Garden State Film Festival '10
Mayor's Cup Race NYC 2010 photo and video
2011 White Tie Ball, Philadelphia, PA photo and video
2012 SteamPunk World's Faire photo and video
2013 SteamPunk World's Faire photo and video
2014 Small Boutique Fashion Week photo and video